MSD Employees Surpass Goal of 125,000 Volunteer Hours

MSD employees answered the call to volunteer in their communities around the globe during the company’s landmark 125th year.

Each year, MSD employees donate thousands of hours to help to improve the health and well-being of communities around the world through programs such as MSD for Mothers, the MSD Fellowship for Global Health, and through a range of volunteer activities, mission trips, and disaster relief efforts. In celebration of our 125th year, MSD challenged employees to build on the company’s legacy of service by volunteering a combined total of 125,000 hours in their communities. MSD employees answered the call. So, today, we congratulate all of our employees for their acts of kindness – big and small – that contributed to achieving this milestone.

Employees who helped us reach this goal did so, in part, by taking advantage of MSD’s innovative global employee volunteerism policy, MSD Gives Back, which provides every employee, in every global location, the opportunity to take up to 40 hours of paid time off each year to help with a non-profit of their choosing.

“I am so very proud of our ongoing commitment to address global health through our spirit of invention and the many large and small ways we make our communities better,” said Dr. Julie Gerberding, executive vice president, strategic communications, global public policy and population health at MSD.

For the remainder of 2016 and beyond, MSD encourages all of our employees to continue their work to positively impact their communities. We look forward to sharing more stories about the inspiring volunteerism of our employees as our 125th year comes to a close and how we will continue to build on this momentum in the future.

More about MSD Gives Back

  • Policy provides each employee with the opportunity to take up to 40 hours of paid time off each year to engage in a variety of volunteer opportunities that support eligible nonprofit organizations.
  • MSD offers a dollar-for-dollar matching gift program for active and retired U.S. and Puerto Rico MSD employees.
  • Our Dollars for Doers volunteer rewards program provides contributions to eligible organizations based on employee volunteer hours.

Employees from MSD in Japan make 3,000 teddy bears to bring
comfort to children with cancer and other illnesses.

MSD Human Resources team goes to bat refurbishing a local
Little League baseball field.

Employees across Australia and New Zealand logged over 1,000 hours
in a single afternoon volunteering to help orphans and schools in need.